Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah (conceived 20 July 1950) is an Indian movie and stage performer and chief, and a conspicuous figure in Indian parallel

film. Shah has won various honors in his vocation, including three National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards and an

grant at the Venice Film Festival. The Government of India has respected him with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan

grants for his commitments to Indian film. Shah has additionally acted in Pakistani movies.

Early life

Shah was naturally introduced to a Muslim family in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India, as one of the three children of Aley Mohammed Shah and

his significant other Farrukh Sultan. He is a relative of a nineteenth century Sayyid Afghan warlord Jan-Fishan Khan (Sayyid Muhammad

Shah), who took part in the First Anglo-Afghan War and helped the British in the ensuing Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Shah did his tutoring at St. Anselm’s Ajmer and St Joseph’s College, Nainital. He graduated in expressions from Aligarh Muslim

College in 1971 and went to National School of Drama in Delhi.

His senior sibling, Lt. General Zameerud-commotion Shah (Retd.) PVSM, SM, VSM, was Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University,

whose child Mohommed Ali Shah is a performing artist. Shah’s nephew Salim Shah is additionally a TV and film on-screen character.


Shah has acted in motion pictures, for example, Nishant, Aakrosh, Sparsh, Mirch Masala, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai, Trikal, Bhavni

Bhavai, Junoon, Mandi, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!, Ardh Satya, Katha, and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, to give some examples.

Shah wound up dynamic in standard Bollywood silver screen with the 1980 film Hum Paanch. In 1982, he acted in the film Dil Aakhir

Dil Hai coordinated by Ismail Shroff, inverse Rakhee. One of his most vital movies, Masoom, was discharged in 1983 and was

shot at St Joseph’s College, Nainital. His next real achievement in standard movies was the 1986 multi-starrer film Karma where

he acted nearby veteran Dilip Kumar. Featuring parts for movies, for example, Ijaazat (1987), Jalwa (1988) and Hero Hiralal (1989)

taken after. In 1988 he played inverse his significant other Ratna Pathak as Inspector Ghote, the anecdotal investigator of H. R. F. Keating’s

books in the Merchant-Ivory English dialect film The Perfect Murder. He acted with Aditya Pancholi in films like Maalamaal

(1988) and Game (1993).

He has acted in a few multi-starrer Bollywood films also, for example, Ghulami (1985), Tridev (1989) and Vishwatma (1992). In

1994, he went about as the miscreant in Mohra, his 100th film as an on-screen character. He forayed into Malayalam silver screen that year, through T.

V. Chandran’s fundamentally very much acclaimed dramatization Ponthan Mada. The film depicted the silly holding of a medieval serf (played

by Mammootty) and a pilgrim proprietor (played by Shah). He emphatically trusted that the qualification amongst craftsmanship and business

films had generally diminished, particularly with the chiefs of the previous additionally making business films. In 2000, his fantasy of

playing Mahatma Gandhi was acknowledged when he played Gandhi in Kamal Hassan’s widely praised Hey Ram which centered

on the death of Gandhi from the aggressor’s perspective. Shah won basic recognition by assuming the part of Mohit, the

plastered mentor to a hard of hearing and quiet kid in Iqbal, which was composed by Vipul K Rawal with Shah uncommonly in mind.[citation

needed] Shah was applauded for his parts in the 1999 Aamir Khan-starrer Sarfarosh, where he played Gulfam Hassan – a ghazal

artist cum-fear monger engineer — and in Neeraj Pandey’s widely praised A Wednesday (2008).

Shah has likewise featured in worldwide undertakings, for example, Monsoon Wedding in 2001 and a Hollywood comic book adjustment

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003 (co-featuring Sean Connery), where he assumed the part of Captain Nemo. His

depiction of Nemo was near the plan of the realistic novel, in spite of the fact that his Nemo was far less hyper. He worked in

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Indian adjustment of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, titled Maqbool, in 2003, and Rajiv Rai’s Asambhav inverse

Arjun Rampal and Priyanka Chopra in 2004. He at that point went ahead to work in The Great New Wonderful (2005). In 2011, Shah was

found in The Dirty Picture. He acted in Anup Kurian’s The Blueberry Hunt, playing a loner developing pot in his woodland

withdraw, and in Waiting, featuring inverse Kalki Koechlin, both of which were discharged in 2016.

Shah influenced his Pakistani film to make a big appearance in Khuda Ke Liye by Shoaib Mansoor, where he played a short cameo. His second

Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag was chosen as the nation’s legitimate passage to the 86th Academy Awards for the Best Foreign

Dialect Film grant.

As a chief

Naseeruddin Shah has been giving exhibitions with his theater troupe at spots, for example, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore

furthermore, Lahore. He has coordinated plays composed by Lavender Kumar, Ismat Chughtai and Saadat Hasan Manto.

Naseeruddin Shah

His directorial make a big appearance in motion pictures, Yun Hota To Kya Hota, was discharged in 2006. It stars a few set up on-screen characters, for example,

Konkona Sen Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Irrfan Khan, at that point newcomer Ayesha Takia, his child Imaad Shah and his old companion Ravi


Other media and artistic expressions

Naseeruddin Shah playing Pozzo in Motley’s generation of Waiting for Godot at The Doon School, 2009.

In 1977, Shah, Tom Alter and Benjamin Gilani framed an auditorium gather called Motley Productions. Their first play was Samuel

Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which was organized at the Prithvi Theater on 29 July 1979.

In 1988, he acted in the eponymous TV arrangement in view of the life and times of Mirza Ghalib, coordinated by Gulzar and

broadcast on DD National.

In 1989, he went about as the Maratha King Shivaji in another eponymous TV arrangement Bharat Ek Khoj in light of Jawaharlal

Nehru’s book The Discovery of India.

In mid 1990s, Shah additionally facilitated a few scenes of science magazine program Turning Point.

In 1999, he went about as a specialist in the TV arrangement Tarkash on Zee TV. He assumed the part of a resigned specialist frequented by

bad dreams who is re-accepted as he clearly knows something about a feared psychological oppressor by one means or another associated with his past.

In 1998, he assumed the part of Mahatma Gandhi in the play Mahatma Vs. Gandhi, (which took a gander at the Mahatma’s connection with

Harilal Gandhi, his first child). With this, he accomplished his target of depicting Mahatma Gandhi, a part he had tried out for in

Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi. In 2000, he again depicted the Mahatma, this time on film, in Hey Ram.

He played the scalawag with the double personality of a ghazal vocalist and a Pakistani covert agent who underpins psychological oppression in India in Sarfarosh


He was the first of a few VIP performing artists, who assumed the part of storyteller in the well known book recording arrangement for kids Karadi

Stories. He was the storyteller in the film Paheli — the Indian passage to the 2006 Academy Awards.

In 2017, Shah came back to film, featuring in Shakespearean adaption The Hungry, screened under uncommon introductions at the

Toronto International Film Festival 2017.

Individual life

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Shah with spouse Ratna Pathak at Gangs of Wasseypur screening in 2012

In the 1970s, Shah had met and experienced passionate feelings for Ratna Pathak, a phase and film on-screen character, and the little girl of Dina Pathak, a

all around regarded character on-screen character. Ratna’s sister, the performer Supriya Pathak, is hitched to the on-screen character Pankaj Kapoor, who is the

father of Shahid Kapoor by his first marriage. Amid the 80s, Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak co-featured in

a few movies like Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Mirch Masala and The Perfect Murder.They were in a live-in relationship for some

a long time, while Shah set up together the mehr required to separate from Manara. Shah and Pathak were at long last hitched in 1982. By his

second marriage, Shah has two children, Imaad and Vivaan, both of whom are yearning on-screen characters. The couple lives in Mumbai with

Heeba, Imaad and Vivaan.

Personal history

Shah’s diary is titled And Then One Day, and was distributed by Hamish Hamilton.


Honor Film Year Status

Non military personnel Awards

Padma Shri India’s fourth most noteworthy regular citizen grant 1987 Awarded

Padma Bhushan India’s third most noteworthy regular citizen grant 2003 Awarded

National Film Award

National Film Award for Best Actor Sparsh 1979 Won

National Film Award for Best Actor Paar 1984 Won

National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor Iqbal 2006 Won

Filmfare Award

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Junoon 1980 Nominated

Filmfare Best Actor Award Aakrosh 1981 Won

Filmfare Best Actor Award Chakra 1982 Won

Filmfare Best Actor Award Bazaar 1983 Nominated

Filmfare Best Actor Award Masoom 1984 Won

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Katha 1984 Nominated

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Mandi 1984 Nominated

Filmfare Best Actor Award Sparsh 1985 Nominated

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Sir 1994 Nominated

Filmfare Best Villain Award Mohra 1995 Nominated

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Naajayaz 1996 Nominated

Filmfare Best Villain Award Chaahat 1997 Nominated

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award China Gate 1999 Nominated

Filmfare Best Villain Award Sarfarosh 2000 Nominated

Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Iqbal 2006 Nominated

Filmfare Best Villain Award Krrish

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